Johann Walraven

Open Access Course Director


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Johann Walraven

Johann is the course director for the Open Access Program, ensuring that the connection between students, tutors and work are the best possible match for meeting the outcomes of the training modules. In Johann ‘s own words:

“Actors Centre is one of Australia’s premier arts training institutions and it relishes its role in fostering new artists. Offering a diverse and comprehensive range of courses, the Open Access community is a hotbed of development and creativity.

“Students from a wide range of experiences and cultures are tutored by seasoned and established actors and teachers, collaborating to establish a challenging yet immensely enjoyable forum for both art and artist to flourish. It is a rewarding and gratifying opportunity to be involved in and one that I find constantly surprising and inspiring. The growth and improvement in skill, confidence and sense of play in our students is always something to behold."


  • Travesties – STC (Assistant Director)
  • The Chekhov Term – New Theatre
  • Miss Julie – Darlinghurst Theatre (Assistant Director)

Since graduating from NIDA in 2003 (Bachelor of Dramatic Art) Johann has appeared as:

  • Vincent Van Gogh, Vincent in Brixton (Ensemble)
  • Mother Church, The Rood Screen (Darlinghurst Theatre)
  • Ethelred, Silence
  • Jack, Checklist for an Armed Robber (Belvoir)
  • Mike, Dinner and Boy in Summer (Griffin)
  • Rot, Features of Blown Youth (New Theatre)
  • Hamlet, Hamlet (New Theatre and Harlos productions)
  • Will and Donny, The Carnivores (TRS)
  • Jaques, As You Like It (Shakespeare Centre)
  • Adam, Alaska (ATYP)
  • Roland, Behind These Lines (The Tunnel Project)
  • Narrator, Angry Harriet (Drop Bear Theatre)

Other roles include TV performances in Fireflies, Home and Away, All Saints, Underbelly, Rescue Special Ops, Rake, the U.S feature film Stealth and numerous short films, TVCs and music videos.


Apart from teaching at the Actors Centre, Johann has also taught with the NIDA Open Program, ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People) and various schools and Drama Camps. He has also taught the Army’s Military Police.